Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Fontina Cheese and Thyme

A bubbly cream sauce and gooey layer of Fontina cheese make these scalloped sweet potatoes simply irresistible.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Bake: 1 hr 10 mins 350°F
  • Stand: 15 mins

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Fontina Cheese and Thyme

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 2- to 2-1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Using a sharp knife or a mandoline, cut sweet potatoes horizontally into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Set aside.
  2. For sauce, in a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Add 3/4 cup of the cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Stir in thyme, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place potato slices in the prepared baking dish. Pour sauce over potatoes; sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
  5. Bake, covered, about 50 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes more or until edges are brown. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

From the Test Kitchen

Dont like thyme? Replace it with rosemary. Love bacon? Scatter 1/4 cup crumbled, crisp-cooked bacon on top before serving.

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Nutrition Facts (Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Fontina Cheese and Thyme)

  • Per serving:
  • 326 kcal cal.,
  • 17 g fat
  • (10 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 54 mg chol.,
  • 390 mg sodium,
  • 35 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 7 g sugar,
  • 9 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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10 Ratings
639 Days Ago
This dish is extremely rich--and delicious! I will make it again BUT I will add bacon as suggested by the test kitchen to offset the sweetness. This could easily be 8+ servings because of the richness, too.

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